Dental sector in the digital age

[CONTENU PARTENAIRE] Created 3 years ago, LaboCast 3D is an entity of the LaboCast Group (Modern Dental Group Limited), the leader in dental prostheses. LaboCast 3D supports the development of digitization in the dental sector. Number of digital impressions sold in intra-oral cameras, the 1st European laboratory in terms of digital flow. About 1,500 of them are actually installed in the French dental office. Gregory Scialom, president of Labocast, explains the use and operation of this new technology.

What are the benefits of digitization in the dental sector?

Dental practice has always been a very traditional way of working. Today, with the advent of digital technology, the sector is slowly re-emerging. This digital transformation continues to accelerate.

We are witnessing a digitization of care, the process of creating dental prostheses and the administrative management of patient files. It moves the codes and has many advantages.

This simplifies the day-to-day work of practitioners who benefit from a new organization. It provides better patient comfort, improved quality of care and anticipation of future treatment.. This is especially true in the case of implant treatment and orthodontic treatment with aligners.

How does Labocast 3D Lab contribute to this progress?

Labocast 3D delivers a ‘Medit’ introural camera that allows us to be both pioneers and very disruptive in the market. The latter replaces the impression paste used to design a model and create artificial dentures. Today, this camera collects complete cloud of landmarks. Dental impressions are collected under the same document, which is called STL file.

The data contained in it, collected in real time, allows the practitioner to model what needs to be done. He can also exchange accurate information with his patient. For her, she returns home with a PDF document containing photos and videos to show her before / after. There is a cost to fitting an artificial limb, this first insight can help him make a quicker decision.

It is also effective in treating gums or cavities, as it provides precision that practitioners did not have before.

What is special about your camera?

She 30% to 50% cheaper Compared to other intraural cameras on the market, and The quality of tooth impressions is uniform. Also, its updates, free and fast, put an end to the subscription system that practitioners renew every year. A new wireless camera was also launched in April. Half of any other value, it is also a great achievement.

In your opinion, how far can the digitization of dental practice go?

Still hard to plan! The possibilities seem to be many, only at the support function level. Effective, Google, for example, seems to want to start making health appointments. The American giant has developed a solution that shows a practitioner’s available appointment (date and time), simply typing their name in the search bar.

This functionality, which will soon be introduced in the United States, should also be available in Europe and therefore should compete with the main function of Doctlib. Sending appointment schedules, appointment reminders and even treatment plans It will be facilitated through digital technology.

Dental surgeons have quickly gone through two major crises in a row: the new dental convention, then the health crisis.

Many are surprised and yet there are real reasons to be optimistic. Because, in a more demanding patient and in a limited economic and social context, digital dentistry opens a royal path: a demand for medicine for all.

From facial scans to computer-guided surgery, from saliva analysis to predicting the evolution of dental arches, printing and / or machining of prostheses, prevention and impending development, prioritizing artificial intelligence used for diagnosis, will democratize dentistry. It is as accessible as demand.

Does this mean that we are moving toward a fully robotized, inhumane dental practice, as already possible, capable of scaling or implanting humanoids?

On the contrary, I believe that humanity moves forward where technology advances. Because it ultimately provides only the peace of mind needed for observing, listening, reflecting, and advising the care relationship.

This content has been generated with SCRIBEO. BFMBUSINESS Editorial staff did not participate in creating this content.

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